Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pleasanton Program: Reduce Energy Costs Through Home Automation

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Location: Dahlin Group, 5865 Owens Drive, Pleasanton (map)
Free and open to all. Please RSVP to 

BYO lunch

Presented by Jabar I. McKellar at Smart Home I Q.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to save energy without switching to solar through automated lighting design techniques, removing clutter and advanced scheduling.
2. Learn how you can reduce energy usage with automated climate advanced scheduling benefits, and through integrating multi-zone and multi-tiered climate systems.
3. You will gain a greater understanding of the benefits from centralizing modern electronics - improving your energy management and design entertainment of spaces as well as building embedded networks.
4. Learn the possibilities of designing integrated electronics into future projects both commercial and residential, and the benefits of working with an integrator to define your scope ahead of time.

1.5 LU Hours

Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.or

About the Presenter
Jabar McKellar, Allied Member, President and Founder of SmartHome IQ, has more than 12 years experience in systems and electrical engineering with special expertise in streaming media, network design and building automation.  Jabar began his career as an electrical engineer in the USMC and later was responsible for streaming media product developments at iBeam Broadcasting and Corporate Streaming Media Solutions prior to his arrival at Oracle as a senior systems engineer.   At Oracle he co-designed and produced Oracle’s first global enterprise streaming solution in 2003, and managed an engineering team responsible for global implementation of media based special products.  His experience at these companies provided the foundation for a new start-up company in late 2007, SmartHome IQ, where he is licensed contractor with special expertise in residential and commercial building automation.   

Jabar’s work in the area of residential automation to reduce energy costs and simplify system controls has been codified in an article from Electronic House, October 2009, where the integration of climate, lighting, security, solar and other systems are shown to be one of his many design and implementation accomplishments.  His work on several recent major residential developments is also accompanied by   technical articles for Streaming Media, some of which are still accessible today.  He has since expanded into the commercial arena with new public works projects that are in progress involving high school and church facilities.
Jabar holds a BS in Management Information Systems and A+, CCNA, MCSE certifications, along with a C10 Electrical Contracting License.

For more information: 510/464-3600

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